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Readers Respond: Tell Us About Your Palpitations

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Updated July 31, 2009

i hate this

this is the worst feeling ...not only am i havin palpitions im dizzy and getting hot and nervous. my doc. said its anxiety but he did say i have high iron and i read online high iron can cause palpitations..they gave me xanex and no help
—Guest samantha

Heart Palpitations

I am 31 yrs, overweight and hypertensive from the age of 20. From past 1 year am facing episodes of dizziness, sometimes vomiting sensation associated with fainting feeling (never fainted but). I had underwent ECG tests multiple times over the past one year whenever I had this kind of sensations and they all came normal. I underwent tests like Echo (normal), Tread mill test (normal), Ambulatory BP monitoring test (normal), Brain MRI (normal), blood tests. I have GERD too. From the blood tests I realized I have thyroid (hypo) and D3 deficiency for which I am taking medications and thyroid is under control now. However I still have these episodes of palpitations often and they wake me up from my sleep. Sometimes I suddenly get up from sleep and feel its some kind of emergency and should rush to hopital but it subsides after few mins. I always think of my heart beats and count each day for being alive.I am unable to spend quality time with my family members n most of d times i feel sick..
—Guest Bunty

Get this

2 years ago, when I was 22 I was at a red light leaving the office after a heated discussion with 3 employees, anyways, sitting at the light and then I woke up to someone honking at me! And my heart was beating very hard and irregular, so I drove to the emergency room, they did all the EKG's stress and dye, but the doc said they are palpatations, everbody has them everything is fine, go home and calm down. I have EXTREME ANXIETY BTW, so now leaving the ER not satisfied with the results I went to the best hospital in the area, they ran every damn test there is, and actually seen the palps in action, so they send me to the cardiologist and he asked me a bunch of questions I'm also about 30 pounds over weight at the time he said it's a mixture of stress and anxiety. I'm like ok whatever you say JUST FIX IT! He put me on celexa for anxiety, and told me to loose the weight and LOWER MY STRESS,I had to change my way of thinking, smile more, be happy. And there gone now. Scared the shit out m
—Guest SkinnyLenny

Get this

2 years ago, when I was 22 I was at a red light leaving the office after a heated discussion with 3 employees, anyways, sitting at the light and then I woke up to someone honking at me! And my heart was beating very hard and irregular, so I drove to the emergency room, they did all the EKG's stress and dye, but the doc said they are palpatations, everbody has them everything is fine, go home and calm down. I have EXTREME ANXIETY BTW, so now leaving the ER not satisfied with the results I went to the best hospital in the area, they ran every damn test there is, and actually seen the palps in action, so they send me to the cardiologist and he asked me a bunch of questions I'm also about 30 pounds over weight at the time he said it's a mixture of stress and anxiety. I'm like ok whatever you say JUST FIX IT! He put me on celexa for anxiety, and told me to loose the weight and LOWER MY STRESS,I had to change my way of thinking, smile more, be happy. And there gone now. Scared the shit out m
—Guest SkinnyLenny

Any ideas.

About three weeks ago I was doing dishes and I felt a little dizzy. I tried to shake my head a little then my heart started racing and I felt weak. By the time I made it to the couch I was so drained. Could barely move my arms. After calling 911 paramedics said pressure was fine and EKG came back good. I refused to go ER in ambulance for one reason I was feeling better. Next day at home it happened again. I had my daughter take me to ER. Three days later I am released from hospital with no answers. So I thought maybe it was a once in life time thing. No no no yesterday at store symptoms came on strong. I was able to get home but here I sit in bed with hot and cold flashes and nausea. It comes and goes in waves. Last time it lasted four days. I am on day 2 now. Any advice?
—Guest Judy

Nervous

I am 27 and nervous as hell. These started about six months ago and I hate the docs. So I decided to just wave them off to nothing. I have lived a pretty rough life smoked for 10 years or more. I have quit recently for the most part. Not much of a drinker anymore. But I do drink a lot of coffee but am quiting today. Also I'm way over weight. Going to the doc tomorrow to see if it is anything I can help. This is driving me nuts. Because I don't know if I should worry or not?
—Guest Taylor

Palpitations

I've been having the same problem since I was 17 I am 21 now , my palpitation are very annoying and can last all day long in and off sometimes , I had an oplation operation two years ago after rused to a hospital with better heart doctores , the following day I had the operation that only cured these episodes for about 5 months. I don't bother to cigs the doctor anymore because I get the same run around because it isn't going off at the time I get there they can't see anything and I'm just send home
—Guest Keonna

Relax

Put some headphones in and listen to music. You have to let it go and not think about it. After 20-30 minutes you should be fine as in heart rate is normal. Don't check your pulse just go about your day. The more you think about it the worse it will will be people. I blacked out because I was so worried I was dying. Just let it go try to injoy the rush.
—Guest Iknowitsucks. Relax.

Annon

I have been having heart palpitations for a few years before my period. I have had an ECG and a blood test which is all clear. I have been told it is related to hormones. I went to a health food shop and I explained what has been happening and I was advised to take Oil of Evening Primrose Oil. I have been taking them for a week now, and I can honestly say my heart palpitations have been reduced by 90%. I have great relief because I was worried about my heart. I am amazed at the difference. Previously, the day before my period was a nightmare because I would normally have hundreds of heart palpitations, but this month I was so amazed with the difference, and I am happy I can carry on with my life with no worries. Thank GOD and thanks to Oil of Evening Primrose Oil
—Guest Guest

Sounds crazy but......

All of a sudden about a year ago I started feeling like my heart was doing flip flops in my chest and I could put my hand up on my neck and feel my heart beating and then it would skip a couple of beats etc. I felt like I was having panic attacks. Doctor thought maybe it was mitral valve prolapse but I was tested and I did not have it. I thought I was going crazy . I ended up kind of diagnosing myself and after eliminating a lot of foods, daily activities I found out the only thing it could be was the cat litter !!!! I had the kind with a lot of dust and once I changed it to some kind of litter that is made with corn husks or something within a week I was back to my old self and haven't had any more problems. Who would have thought ??!!
—Guest DA

palpitations

i have gotten palips since I can remember...they always tell me its stress/anxiety...they do seem to come more often when im anxious, I also drink too much caffine...so in a nutt shell, im convinced its that...hopefully lol
—Guest nichole

Palpitations

Once in a blue moon as a child I have little heart flutters, but nothing to scare me. In the past week, especially the day after I went out drinking, I have had weird palpitations throughout the day. It happens when I'm talking or stand up and in the shower a lot too! Today in the shower was the worst I've ever had, it was enough to make me lean against the wall and hold my chest for a few seconds. I'm definitely going to talk to my doctor about this, my dad has high blood pressure but I'm only 20 years old. It is enough to scare me!
—Guest Morgan

Palpitations lead to IVT

I have had palpitations since I was in my early 20s they were diagnosed as PVCs i had anout 15000 per day. i was not on medication. I turned 50 this year and the arrythmia changed and i was collapsing with a very fast heartbeat. Every time I ended up In the ER it cleared up, finally the paramedics picked it up and I was diagnosed with IVT. I had an ablation for the issue with the left ventricle it didn't work I feel it made it worse as I Now have PACs which I never had before. I am on Meds which seems to help although I still experience runs of the fast heart beat ( over 250 bpm) I had to push my cardiologist continuously to run tests as every time I was hooked up to a monitor nothing showed up, be persistent with Your physician you know your body and they can't find everything right away.
—Guest Deedee

Palps after having baby

I got palpitations when I was pregnant but this is pretty common. They went away after I had her, but came back when I stopped breastfeeding at 5mths. Since then they have been constant, I mean upwards of a thousand a day. The doctors aren't concerned but obviously it's hard for me to relax and it worries me constantly. I don't want to die and leave my baby without a mother. I'm waiting for the 24hr monitor but it's not for another month, I think they'll say it's hormones but how can this be happening and will it ever stop
—Guest Lola

palps suck.

I've had palps for as long as I can remember. Over the last year they've gotten way more frequent. In may of 2013 I had an episode while on the treadmill which caused tachycardia & freaked me the hell out. I have had the whole work out done..ekg, stress test, ecg, & lastly a holter for 2 weeks & all normal..ok so why the palps??? I'm thinking my over active imagination & anxiety have caused these lil bastards.. my cardiologist now has me on a low dose beta blocker for the palps & bp as well. They still suck & I wish them completely gone! Hope they can find answers for all of us cause I feel they hold me back alot from things I Want to do because they make so fearful.
—Guest rachelle

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